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Though often overshadowed by her more famous counterparts like Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston, Gwendolyn Bennett’s cultural contributions are immense. An artist and writer during the Harlem Renaissance and a political activist in the late 1930s and 1940s, Bennett was a leading voice in shaping the Harlem Renaissance and in advancing Black women’s rights. Join us as we explore and illuminate Bennett’s life and legacy in conversation with Belinda Wheeler, co-editor with Louis J. Parascandola of the recent book, Heroine of the Harlem Renaissance and Beyond: Gwendolyn Bennett’s Selected Writings. She will be joined in conversation with Brent Hayes Edwards, Director of the Schomburg Center's Scholars-in-Residence Program.